Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Since the early 1900s, that site has been a cause of health hazards to the community. It’s blocked their access to the lake. It has emitted hazardous air pollution. It’s time that property be turned into something that’s beneficial to the community.”
The Latest On: Coal Ash Contaminates Our Lives
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Coal Program, Earthjustice: “Damage in Pines has not yet been remedied — everyone is not on clean water. And when coal ash is allowed to escape into the environment, it’s hard to get back."
Environmental advocacy group Earthjustice had asked for the extension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kentucky Among Southern States Split On Dealing With EPA’s Rollbacks Of Coal Ash Disposal Regulations
Lisa Evans, Senior Counsel, Earthjustice: “In this political climate, it’s essential for states to protect the health of their residents. But for every state that takes action, you have [others] that don’t.”